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COSMOS: Imagining the Universe

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COSMOS: Imagining the Universe

Time: October 18, 2014 at 12am to December 5, 2014 at 12pm
Location: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Street: 13480 Dowell Road
City/Town: Dowell (Solomons), MD 20629
Website or Map:
Phone: 410-326-4640
Event Type: artdeadline, ad.c-sample-ops
Organized By: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2014

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Event Description

National Deadline: December 5, 2014 - Highly regarded Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, announces a call for artists for "Cosmos: imagining the universe", a national juried exhibition on display February 13 - July 26, 2015, at the spacious Mezzanine Gallery of Annmarie’s award-winning Murray Arts Building.

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older working in the U.S. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; cash awards.

This exhibit invites artists to envision the mysteries of the universe, both scientific and fantastical, theoretical and fictional, real and imagined. How do artists render the work of scientists, authors, explorers, astronomers, cartoonists, Trekkies, LARPers, astrologers, and philosophers? This exhibit embraces not only what science has revealed about space, but what humans have imagined about the cosmos. From the results of scientific inquiry to the creative minds of science fiction authors and fans, this exhibit celebrates how space has stimulated human understanding and creativity. From the big bang theory to worm holes and warp speed, artists are invited to submit works that bring to life what we know of space and what we imagine. The goal is to assemble a vibrant and diverse selection of works that speak to our fascination with the cosmos.

Annmarie will present cash awards to outstanding work. Juror(s) will review installed works (not application images) for award selection. Typically there are at least three awards.

3300 sq.ft exhibition space; accommodates floor, wall and ceiling mounts; electricity available; Internet access; delivery door dimensions 8’ x 8’; lifting capabilities, including an elevator and 2-ton Max. pulley system; centralized 24-hour temperature and humidity controls; building-wide security

The exhibit will be juried by a 1-2 member panel; typically, one member of the panel is drawn from the Smithsonian Institution. Artists will be selected based on skill, technique, and originality. The deadline to apply is December 5, 2014. Artists will be notified of final acceptance status via email on or before December 15, 2014.

Artists must submit a $25 non-refundable entry fee ($20 for Annmarie members) for up to 4 entries.

Works selected for exhibition cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition. Should a sale resulting from the exhibition occur, Annmarie will retain a 40% commission of the listed sale price.

Important Dates:

Application deadline December 5, 2014
Notification by December 15, 2014
Delivery January 29 - February 2, 2015
Opening Friday, February 13, 2015, 6-9pm
Exhibit February 13 – July 26, 2015
Pick-up/Return July 27-August 2, 2015

Read complete Prospectus [.pdf download], or contact:

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 99, 13480 Dowell Road
Dowell (Solomons), MD 20629
t. 410-326-4640
f. 410-326-4887

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